Children’s Hospital Fund
The purpose of the Children’s Hospital Fund is to support Bronson Children’s Hospital by enhancing programs and the environment to ensure an exceptional patient and family experience. This includes but is not limited to:
- Specially designed programming
- New technologies
- Pediatric subspecialties
Donations to this fund provide support for:
At the end of 2014, a new mural on the Pediatrics Unit was added as we continue to enhance the environment for our youngest patients. The mural, painted by local artist, Susan Teague, has two sections. One focuses on music and art therapy allowing children to see a variety of ways you can express yourself through music and art. The other section features the South Haven lighthouse during the 4th of July complete with fireworks and it moves into a solar system theme which was the theme recommended by one of our pediatric patients.
Click here to see photos of the newest mural!
Room of Magic
Two very special, young boys, Collin Crandall and Jacob Baird, helped create a room in Bronson Children's Hospital "that when you walk in, you forget you are in the hospital and you forget that you are sick." The idea started when Collin, age 7 at the time, wanted to do something nice to help other children. His first fundraiser was asking family and friends to give money instead of presents for his birthday, raising $500. His friend Jacob joined him to help and the two set a goal of $10,000 for the Children’s Hospital. The boys raised more than $15,000 to create the Room of Magic! This room is used for birthday parties, holidays parties, Santa's Workshop, movie nights, story time, arts & crafts, game nights, Super Bowl parties and so much more!
The Restful Rooms Project
A small campaign, led with the generosity of John and Kay Polzin, provided comfortable sleeper sofas for family members spending the night with pediatric patients, new flat screen televisions, and the commission of whimsical wall paintings aimed to soothe and enchant children undergoing medical procedures.
|Bronson Children's Hospital Blooming Artist Gallery: At the entrance to the Pediatrics Unit, you will see our Blooming Artist Gallery featuring artwork made by our pediatric patients with our Pediatric Art Therapist.
Our Pediatric Treatment Rooms received a much needed makeover. Inpatient pediatric patients are taken to a pediatric treatment room any time they need to receive any type of small treatment. See the before and after photos below. Thanks to philanthropic dollars, we were able to transform the room to provide a distracting and safe environment. See the before photos (top) and the after photos (bottom) below.